Compassionate and curious – that’s how Rory Gates was described by his mum, Melinda French Gates, to the world. Recently, the high-profile wedding of Jennifer Gates to equestrian Nayal Nasser has brought the other two Gates siblings – Phoebe and Rory – into the spotlight. The 22-year-old Rory appears to lead a reserved life with private social media accounts, an obsession with puzzles and a close relationship with his mum . He was born on May 23, 1999, in Seattle and grew up in a massive mansion dubbed Xanadu 2.0 with his two sisters, Jennifer, three years older than him, and Phoebe, three years younger. The return of Melania Trump: 5 signs she’s making a comeback Let’s learn a bit more about the man who might one day lead Microsoft. His early years Growing up, Bill and Melinda Gates gave their kids a 66,000-sq-ft dream house. Nicknamed Xanadu 2.0, the ultra-luxurious US$150 million lakefront mansion in Medina, Washington had just about every amenity you could imagine, including a trampoline room, a pool and its own artificial beach with sand flown in from the Caribbean islands. Despite the luxurious lifestyle, Bill and Melinda made sure their three kids observed their set of rules : they didn’t get mobile phones until the age of 14 and had to wash the dishes every night. Even when they finally got their own mobile phones, they came with strict limitations – phones were forbidden at the dinner table and screen time was limited. “We often set a time after which there is no screen time, and in their case, that helps them get to sleep at a reasonable hour,” Bill Gates told The Mirror in 2017. “You’re always looking at how it can be used in a great way – homework and staying in touch with friends – and also where it has gotten to excess.” In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Bill revealed that his family regularly attends church. “We’ve raised our kids in a religious way. They’ve gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in,” he said. The billionaire also noted that his philanthropy centres on reducing global inequality – a cause Rory has reportedly picked up from his parents. The luxury London mansions of India’s richest His education Rory attended the elite private/independent school Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington, like his dad, and then pursued a bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering and economics at Duke University, like his mother. His educational journey then took him to Fuqua School of Business, where he got his MBA degree, following exactly in his mother’s educational footsteps. Melinda describes her time at Duke University as “some of the best years of my life” and even gave the university a US$20 million in 1998 for a “pioneering academic programme expanding teaching and research across traditional disciplinary boundaries”. Bill and Melinda also donated US$10 million in 2008 to “support scholarships for undergraduates and business school student”, it says on the Gates Foundation website. The most luxe private jet ever? Inside Roman Abramovich’s Boeing 767 In a personal essay for Time , Melinda spoke about raising Rory as a feminist, saying he doesn’t shy away from discussing gender equality. “My son told me he thinks that standing up to unfair norms is nothing more than exactly what men everywhere should be doing. Yes, he recognises that the more entrenched the norms, the more courage it takes to confront them. But he also believes that it’s a universal responsibility and one that he’s already striving to uphold in his own life,” wrote Melinda in the essay. His life in Chicago? Rory is believed to be currently enrolled in law school at the University of Chicago. According to The Chicago Tribune , Bill and Melinda bought a US$1.25 million five-bedroom house in Chicago’s South Side Hyde Park neighbourhood in 2018. At 3,000 square feet, the property is several square feet shy of Rory’s childhood home. It features a brick facade, two terraces and a detached three-and-a-half-car garage. Though the reason for the purchase is unspecified, the newspaper noted that “its proximity to the University of Chicago” and that Rory is “college-age” might “offer a clue”. While Bill is reportedly planning to give a relatively paltry inheritance to his three children, telling The Daily Mail in 2011 that he will leave a “minuscule portion” for them, Melinda reportedly wants to increase their kid’s inheritance, according to Page Six. Only time will tell if Rory gets millions or billions. Gates' son has been spotted scoping out U. of C. recently. Looks like he picked a school. https://t.co/FLkRD6BEww — Sam Cholke (@SamCholke) April 30, 2018 Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .